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K-State Today

October 26, 2011



Search committee appointed to find the next dean of the College of Education

By April Mason

Provost April Mason has appointed the search committee to conduct the national search for the next dean of the College of Education. 

Mike Holen announced earlier this year that he would be stepping down from the deanship at the end of the 2011-2012 academic year. The chair of the search committee is Sue Maes, dean of the Division of Continuing Education. Provost Mason will be delivering the charge to this group soon and outlining her expectations and the time line under which the search process will proceed. It is anticipated that the new dean will be in place by July 2012.

The search committee members include:

  • Chair: Sue Maes, dean of the Division of Continuing Education
  • Andy Bennett, professor, mathematics
  • Cindy Bontrager, assistant vice president, budget and planning
  • Mary Devin, associate professor, educational leadership
  • Greg Eiselein, professor, English
  • Susan Erichsen, public service administrator I
  • David Griffin, assistant dean/associate professor, College of Education
  • Ken Hughey, professor and chair, special education, counseling and student affairs
  • Marty Kramer, director of development, Kansas State University Foundation
  • James Robert "J.R." Love, doctoral student in student affairs
  • Charlie Nutt, executive director, NACADA
  • Gail  Shroyer, professor and chair, curriculum and instruction
  • Brad Sidener, senior vice president and CFO, Kansas State University Alumni Association
  • Jackie Spears, professor and director, Center for Science Education
  • Ron Walker, superintendent of schools, USD 475
  • Sally Yahnke, associate professor, curriculum and instruction
  • Dan Yunk, executive director/CEO, Kansas Farm Bureau and former superintendent of USD 383